In Maryland winters, temperatures can regularly fluctuate above and below freezing, creating the risk of injury on icy or snowy sidewalks, steps, parking lots, and other pedestrian thoroughfares. There are, however, some steps you can take to reduce the risk of slipping and falling.
- Pay attention to your footwear—When it’s cold outside, it’s best to have insulated boots with a good rubber sole. If your footwear isn’t insulated, the warmth from your feet may cause snow or ice to melt and either soak through your shoes or refreeze, both conditions that can lead to serious injury. Additionally, rubber gives you more traction than leather or plastic, but make certain it’s not worn and hasn’t hardened with time.
- Use salt or sand to keep areas free of ice and snow—Apply liberally to places where ice and snow tends to accumulate.
- Take it slowly—It’s better to get there a little late. Shortening your stride gives you more traction and better balance. Take steps one at a time, putting both feet on one step before ascending or descending to the next.
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